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Gordon S. Gunn


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Gordon S. Gunn is a principal consultant with Third Foundation Consulting Ltd., specializing in excellence in non-profit and public-sector management. With more than 38 years of professional experience, Gunn provides strategic planning, business planning, facilitation and enterprise risk management services. Gunn retired as a partner in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice in 2016. He is an experienced corporate director and is currently the chair of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of British Columbia. Gunn has more than 25 years of experience as an associate faculty member at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University.


Gunn articled as a chartered accountant and obtained his CA designation in 1981. He worked with Touche Ross and Co. in Vancouver and Ottawa, gaining experience in audit and small business accounting. In 1985, Gunn moved to Victoria and joined a predecessor firm to KPMG as an audit manager. He shifted his professional focus to evaluating financial controls and information system security and control. In 2010, Gunn was promoted to partner, risk consulting and retired in 2016.  He formed Third Foundation Consulting in 2016.


Gunn earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria (1978). He obtained a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Colombia (1981), a Certified Information Systems Auditor designation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (1988), and a Certified Management Consultant designation from the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of British Colombia (1995).